Last week I decided to paint a picture of my cat Irina. Here is how I created this painting of my little cat from start to finish. In this scene it looks like Irina is running out of the hills along a footpath.
B is for brushstrokes because I enjoy painting, and this activity allows me to create artwork for the walls of my home. I am always fascinated with the types of brushstrokes each painting contains, and sometimes brushtrokes can even tell a story. Below are a few of my paintings, all of which contain various types of brushstrokes.
Yesterday I finally finished painting the last details on the view of Mount Baldy painting, which is from the vantage point of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The video below shows what this painting looks like when you are standing right next to it. I especially liked how the ridges in the paint on the mountains mimicked actually ridges spotted on Mount Baldy in the distance. So it was quite exciting to create a piece of local inspired art, which is based on the view I beheld every day on my walks up in the San Bernardino Mountains. You are probably wondering how one mountain range can look so prominent from another. The reason is the Lake Arrowhead vicinity is around 5,000 feet in elevation, and Mount Baldy, which has a proper name of Mount San Antonio, is 10,064 feet. Some people do not realize we have such towering mountain ranges here in Southern California, and Mount San Gorgonio is at 11,503 feet in elevation.